In 2016, the annual ANZSCDB symposium will be held on 21st October 2016 at the Kenneth Myer Building (Melbourne Brain Centre), University of Melbourne. The symposium will showcase cutting edge cell and developmental biology research taking place in Melbourne, from both students and post-doctoral fellows, working on various aspects of cellular mechanisms, organism development, tissue/birth defects and regenerative medicine. Peter Currie/Christoph Marcelle are plenary speakers and committee is working on other key speakers.